The West Virginia Power game against the Kannapolis Intimidators scheduled for Friday was postponed due to rain in Kannapolis, N.C. The series will conclude with a doubleheader today with the first game beginning at 5:05 p.m. and the second to be played 30 minutes its conclusion.
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PREP TRACK: Winfield’s girls and boys track teams took home first place Friday night at the Winfield Classic at Winfield High School.
On the girls side, Winfield amassed 215 points, taking first in the 4x100 (52.83), 4x200 (1:52.22), 4x400 (4:21.42), 4x800 (10:36.50) and shuttle hurdle (1:08.53) relays, while the Generals’ Rachel Englund won the 1,600 meters (5:31.36) and Mary Zulauf took the 400 (1:00.24). Hurricane placed second with 101 points, led by Tori Dent’s wins in the 800 (2:18.00) and the 3,200 (11:16.68), and Abby Watson’s wins in the shot put (40-0) and discus (114-7). St. Albans’ Anacia Hines finished first in the 100 (12.84), 200 (26.56) and the 100 hurdles (15.25), helping the Red Dragons to 38 points and a fourth-place effort.
In the boys division, Winfield scored 102 points, edging second-place Buffalo (99). Hurricane placed third (69), followed by St. Albans (59) and George Washington (48). Winfield took the 4x400 (3:42.09) and 4x800 (8:33.53) relays, and the Generals’ Christian Smith won the high jump (6-5) and long jump (20-6 3/4). George Washington’s Matt Brafford earned victories in the 1,600 (4:36.20) and the 3,200 (9:41.55).
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HERD SPORTS: The Marshall baseball team used a five-run second inning to secure a 7-2 victory over WVU Tech Friday in Huntington.
The Herd (17-20) took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when junior second baseman Andrew Dundon singled and later scored off a single by first baseman T.J. Diffenderfer. With bases loaded in the second inning and the Herd up 2-0, Marshall shortstop Sergio Leon singled down the third-base line to bring in two runs. Diffenderfer singled to left to score two more and give the Herd a 6-0 advantage. The Golden Bears (14-22) scored two runs off three hits in the third inning, but would not threaten again. Herd starter Chase Boster picked up his second win, going five innings with three strikeouts, no walks and two runs on five hits. Diffenderfer went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs and junior outfielder Eric Escobedo added two hits and an RBI.
UC TENNIS: STATE BASEBALL: The West Virginia State baseball team split a doubleheader Friday with Notre Dame College, losing 6-0 and winning 7-2 in Avon, Ohio. Russell Thompson took the loss in the first game, allowing six runs (three earned) on 10 hits over six innings for the Yellow Jackets (22-14) while Matt Kastelic earned the win for the Falcons (18-16), giving up no runs on five hits in a complete-game effort.
In the second game, Zach Cloxton went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to lead State, while Devin Bowles snagged the win, giving up two runs on a pair of hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out six batters.